Mononuclear white blood cells having the property of destroying target cells.
A type of white blood cell; regulates and participates in a wide variety of immune responses.
a type of white blood cell derived from the thymus (hence t cells) involved in controlling immune reactions.
A white blood cell derived from lymphoid stem cells in the thymus that is responsible for cell-mediated immunity and for stimulating B lymphocytes. T-lymphocyte subtypes include helper, suppressor, and cytotoxic T cells.
A type of lymphocyte that is important in the immune response, but in aplastic anemia suppresses the stem cells; also known as a T cell lymphocyte.
T cells received their name from the “t” in thymus, a gland in the chest that shrinks and disappears as people grow into adulthood. The T lymphocytes are derived from the thymus in fetal life, childhood, and young adulthood before it atrophies. These cells are critical to a variety of immune functions. Uncontrolled proliferation after the malignant transformation of this type of cell gives rise to T cell leukemia or lymphoma.
T-cells, or T-lymphocytes, are very important for immunity. They are formed in the thymus gland and react highly specifically against the particular type of antigen (foreign, potentially dangerous substance in the body) that initiated their development.
Cells derived from the thymus and capable of cell-mediated immunity.
A type of white blood cell that fights infections and destroys abnormal cells directly; as compared with releasing antibodies to fight infection.
A cell type of the immune system that matures in the thymus and is responsible for cell-mediated immunity.
a nucleated white blood cell made in the thymus
long-lived white blood cell responsible for cell-mediated immunity